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Can You Get Addicted to Spice?
Spice is a mixture of synthetic chemicals and natural herbs used to experience effects which alter the mind. The sale of spice is usually done under the false notion of it being an “all-natural” product. There is no truth to this. Synthetic cannabinoids which are chemicals found in spice can have severe health risks and cause negative side effects. Though this relatively new drug has severe health risks, is it possible for someone to be addicted to spice?
Is Spice Addictive?
The answer is yes. Healthcare professionals and government organizations have found synthetic marijuana to be addictive. One of the drugs which most teenagers in the US abuse is Spice though it is a relatively new drug. The component in natural marijuana which is the cause of mind-altering effects is THC. The components in synthetic marijuana which are the reason for mind-altering effects are synthetic cannabinoids. There is a high risk of withdrawal and addiction symptoms which can be gotten from synthetic cannabinoids and they don’t have medicinal properties like natural marijuana.
Because of these factors, several ingredients in spice have been labeled by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to be Schedule I controlled substances which makes it illegal. There is a high risk for addiction and withdrawal symptoms by regular spice users. It could take a week or more to detox from spice. People who use it regularly usually have negative withdrawal symptoms and a high risk of relapse. Even when they haven’t used it for long, regular users complain about strong cravings.
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How is Spice Used?
Spice is administered in several ways. Several users smoke Spice using a pipe or by rolling it in papers. Other users combine it with marijuana. Some make Spice as herbal tea and drink it.
- Heart palpitations
- Difficulty drinking/eating
- Inability to concentrate/focus
- Intense cravings
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Are You Concerned About Yourself or a Loved One?
Serious health risks can be gotten from spice abuse. A lot of new users are led to experiment and abuse Spice on the false notion that it is “all-natural”. Spice has harmful chemicals which may result in addiction, severe health risks, intense cravings and withdrawal symptoms, therefore, it is not an “all-natural” drug. Please look for help if you or someone you love is abusing spice.